A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (AC-SP) has specified, supplied and installed a multi-purpose, energy-efficient LED lighting system for Pearson Hall – a historic community hall in the village of Sonning, Berkshire.
Situated at the heart of the village, the much loved Victorian building has acted as the local community’s social hub since 1889. It continues to be used for all variety of functions and productions, including events linked to the bi-annual Sonning Festival in May.
The project brief for Pearson Hall was to provide a low-cost yet high-performance, multi-purpose lighting solution. Flexibility and energy-efficiency were key. The system not only had to work for everyday activities, but also had to be able to provide a range of sophisticated ambiances through the use of colour, for premium social events.
Thanks to a specification tailor-made for the architectural detailing of the hall, AC-SP won the tender to manage the whole project. The company supplied and installed the full LED lighting system, and provided training for key users.
AC-SP installed six ProLights LUMIPAR12HPROs fixtures onto three existing wooden beams that support the roof void in the main hall. Chosen to enhance the space for social functions, these powerful yet compact PARs – which are equipped with high-efficiency LED light sources offering full control on colour saturation and temperature – create a wide variety of moods.
To provide a warm tungsten-style glow over the stage area, AC-SP installed four ProLights EVO90F fixtures on an internally pre-wired bar. Featuring an LED source, the efficient yet very powerful Fresnels generate hardly any heat – making for a more comfortable environment. In addition, their DMX remote-controlled focusing allows transition from a 10° spot to a 60° flood beam.
In addition, AC-SP worked with Reggiani to specify a simple track light system featuring their luminaires. Used to light the general floor area with an even wash, these lights’ electrical circuitry is separate from the optical compartment – thereby assuring excellent thermal dissipation and a balanced design.
As Pearson Hall is a community facility, it is essential that village residents can easily programme and operate the lighting. Accordingly, AC-SP selected the Traxon Technologies e-cue Butler XT2 lighting processor, which is connected to a user-friendly, wall mounted glass touch panel.
A committee member commented “We have received good reports back from people who have used the hall regarding the state-of-the art lighting system supplied by A.C. Special Projects, and are very happy with the service we received during this project.”
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